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Gilroy And Marshall To Miss Ulster’s Clash With Glasgow

Gilroy And Marshall To Miss Ulster’s Clash With Glasgow

Ulster, who lie second in the GUINNESS PRO12 table, have issued an injury update ahead of this Friday’s round 4 trip to Glasgow Warriors.

Craig Gilroy sustained a great toe muscle injury in the province’s 19-8 victory over the Scarlets last Friday. He is expected to return to play in one to two weeks.

Luke Marshall suffered a concussive injury in the same game. He will not play against Glasgow but will continue to be assessed this week and will follow the return-to-play guidelines.

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Kyle McCall suffered a side abdominal injury in training last week and is doubtful for this weekend’s clash with the Warriors. Jacob Stockdale suffered a toe injury in away victory over Benetton Treviso on September 10, and is estimated to return to play in two weeks.

Paul Marshall has reintegrated into full team training following the rib injury he picked up in the opening round win over Dragons, while fellow scrum half Dave Shanahan has also returned to full training following the sternoclavicular joint injury he sustained against Northampton Saints.

Meanwhile, Andrew Trimble’s expected return to action has been delayed for a further week due to a slight foot injury.

Jonny Simpson suffered a high ankle sprain in the pre-season fixture against Exeter Chiefs and should be available for selection within the next two to three weeks.

Chris Henry and Wiehahn Herbst are both rehabbing well following shoulder and groin surgeries respectively. Both are expected to return to play within the next six weeks.

Ricky Lutton and Jonny Murphy are currently unavailable due to groin injuries but should return to play within two to three weeks.

Both Dan Tuohy and Tommy Bowe are entering end-stage rehab following respective right ankle and right knee injuries. It is hoped that both should soon be available for selection.

Peter Nelson continues to progress his rehab following surgery on his left mid foot injury (suffered against Edinburgh in December 2015). As yet, no return-to-play date has been set.

Finally, South African recruit Marcell Coetzee continues to rehab following successful knee surgery. He is expected to make his Ulster debut in January 2017.